Sunday, April 20, 2014

I KNOW LUCY is LIVE!!!!

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In celebration of the release, I'm launching I Know Lucy on Amazon for only 99c. 
This is a limited time offer. 


As a THANK YOU to everyone for supporting my work, I'm running a giveaway with some pretty cool prizes. Entry details are at the bottom of this post.

And as I do with every book release, I'd like to give a very special thank you to all the people who have been instrumental in bringing this book together - my publisher: Evatopia Press, my editor: Margery Walshaw, my cover designer: Kate Strawbridge of Dwell, Design & Press, my critters & support group: Inklings and Indie Inked, my street team, my proof-readers and my very precious family. Thanks to you all. I love and appreciate you all so much. 



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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

The Strength Behind I Know Lucy

For me one of the strengths of I Know Lucy is the friendships. Zach has a set of amazing friends that I wish I could jump into the book and hang out with. Lucy also meets a few people along the way who she couldn't have survived without.

I loved writing each and every scene in this novel, particularly the group ones with Zach's friends who always make me laugh.

I have been blessed with so many amazing friends in my life and one of them is Lucy. We went to high school together. We didn't really hang out much during the day, but we used to walk home from school together and laugh our asses off. I adore her. She is strong, intelligent, funny, creative and amazing...and that is why I KNOW LUCY is dedicated to her.

Lucy - thank you for enriching my life and being such a great friend. I love you, chick. 
xoxoxoxo

If you'd like to add this book to your Goodreads reading list, here's the link: https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/21467578-i-know-lucy

If you'd like to be a part of the pre-release countdown, you can check out my author page for daily giveaways: https://www.facebook.com/melissapearlauthor

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Why I Can't Live Without Music...

I love to sing.
If I'm not caught up imaging a scene for one of my books, I will have a song running through my mind. My life is never without music. My heart and soul cries for the pleasure of melody, for that brilliant feeling of song rising through my throat and bursting out of my mouth. I love what a beat does to my hips, what beautiful harmonies do to my spirit and the way music makes me feel.

If I am ever sad or annoyed, music will always make me feel better. It can make me dance, cry, laugh and soar. I could not live without music in my life.

One of the hardships of living in China for me is the fact I don't have a piano. I miss it - desperately. I used to spend hours at the keyboard just playing and singing my little heart out. But I have managed to plug the hole with a few things I didn't have in NZ. I now sing in the alto section of the parents' choir at my son's school...and every second Wednesday I go to karaoke with my two singing buddies. Those two things are complete highlights for me. I look forward to them, I love them and always come home on a giddy high. Singing fills my soul.

So, you can imagine my total rapture over starting the Songbird Series. Ten stories filled with music. Every book is going to have a soundtrack and I love that my iTunes has all these different playlists with songs I adore - varying from jazz to rock to musicals to ballads. I get to share it all and cannot wait. If only there were more hours in the day to write, I'd have the whole series out there in a heartbeat!!

I managed to fly through the 1st draft of Fever in 8 days. That's a record for me, considering I only work in the mornings when my youngest son is at pre-school. The story was obviously desperate to get out and I had the best time writing it. I've never just done plain contemporary romance before. All my other books have some sort of paranormal or suspense twist to accompany the romance, but this series is just raw, emotional love stories and I think I'm going to relish writing every book.

The first book, Fever, is due for release June 15th.
If you'd like to be a part of the blog tour, you can sign up for it HERE.

And here's a little taste of what Fever is all about....

Singing in the shower takes on a whole new meaning in Melissa Pearl's first Contemporary Romance. 

Ella Simmons does not want to move across the country. But she is, because her boyfriend has persuaded her to join him at UChicago to finish out her college education. Never able to tell him no, she hops on a plane and makes the trek from LA expecting to adjust to life like she's often forced to, but things are not that simple when she hears a luscious voice singing over her shower wall. His deep, sexy tenor makes her weak in the knees, spreading fire through her limbs and making her question everything about her life and relationship. 

Can one voice really have that much of an impact? 

Cole Reynolds expected to cruise through his final year at UChicago. He can't wait to get out of college and on with his life, but the sweet voice that interrupts his morning shower turns his world upside down. He's compelled to find his shower songbird and begins a search across campus. The only thing to distract him from this goal is his roommate's gorgeous girlfriend who's just arrived from LA - Ella Simmons. 

Relationships are put to the ultimate test as future dreams are questioned and friendships are thrown on the line for love.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

TRUE COLORS Quiz Answers...plus the winner!

Thanks so much to everyone who entered the True Colors Quiz giveaway. Well done to the two people who scored 100%!! You've been put into a draw and I will announce which one of you won at the end of this post.

For now...here are the answers to the quiz questions:

1. What school does Caitlyn go to?
           PALI HIGH or PALISADES CHARTER HIGH SCHOOL

2. Why does Caitlyn not like taking a handbag with her when she goes out?
           IT'S JUST ONE MORE THING TO LOSE AND SHE HATES THE WAY THEY FALL OF HER SHOULDER

3. What song did Caitlyn's best friend, Stella, program as Caitlyn's ringtone on her phone?
           KISS YOU BY ONE DIRECTION

4. What did Eric do for a year after graduating high school?
           SPENT SOME TIME WITH HIS GRANDFATHER THEN TRAVELLED AROUND THE WEST COAST

5. How many siblings does Caitlyn have? (For an extra point - can you name them?)
            FOUR - SETH, LAYLA, HOLLY & TOBY

6. Which college does Libby want to attend after she's graduated?
            PRINCETON

7. What does Indie's father do for a living?
            HE'S A MOVIE PRODUCER

8. What is Caitlyn's nickname for Eric?
             HERCULES

9. What kind of car does Caitlyn drive?
             1999 MINI COOPER

10. Who is Eric's roommate at UCLA?
             DALE FINNIGAN

And congratulations to the winner - Jordan White!! 


Thank you so much to everyone who has read True Colors and an extra big thank you to all the people who have reviewed it for me too. I so appreciate your support.

If you'd like to check out True Colors, you can pick up a copy on AMAZON and all other major distributors.

And I'd just like to end this post with my big SQUEE moment. I Know Lucy comes out THIS MONTH!! Keep an eye out for pre-release giveaways and games leading up to the release of my first Romantic Suspense novel. I'll be posting these on my Facebook Page - https://www.facebook.com/melissapearlauthor